Summer is here and unfortunately, so are the pests. Here are three simple preventative tips that will help keep your building running and pest free all summer long:
1. Keep your shrubs and trees neatly trimmed and a safe distance from the building. During the spring and summer, your landscaping will take off and sprout all sorts of new growth. While this can be a real testament to your green thumb, it also creates new pathways for insects, including destructive termites, to gain access to your home.
2. Look out for places where standing water can gather. Wherever water has accumulated, you are sure to find a treasure trove of mosquitoes. Be sure to survey the outside of your building and clean up any pots, trash cans or other objects that may be collecting rain water and providing a breeding ground.
You may also want to consider filling in any low spots on the property. Even a rain puddle that accumulates and takes a few days to dry up can be enough for bugs to thrive.
3. Seal any cracks around windows and doors. Not only will this cut down on your utility bills by preventing cold air from seeping out, it will also make it harder for insects to access the building.
If it is too late for preventative measures and you need help, call Stern Environmental for all your NJ pest control needs.